For their 50th anniversary, Gulf Coast State College wanted to add a military park to their campus. The school began plans for the construction of the park back in 2007 and now, it's well on its way to being completed.
The military park will have include a large tree and 5 points to represent each branch of the military. However, according to Lavoy Anderson of Anderson & Associates Construction, there's more to the story of what the structure means.
"The stone, to us, represents longevity and the five points represent the five branches of the service. You can't have one without the other, one falls, they all fall. The tree represents life and it's a very, very important part of what's going on with this project that everything encompasses that tree and you have life in the respect of the ones that have given their lives up for this country at the same time."
Dr. Jim Kerley, President of Gulf Coast State College, says that the park should be completed by August.